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Solar Eclipse
04.08.24

At 3:29pm on April 8, 2024 the sun will be completely obscured from the sky over Rangeley.  Join us and experience this exciting celestial phenomenon.

Stay 4 nights Friday through Monday, or 2 nights Sunday and Monday.  See below for package inclusions.

Solar Eclipse Package

Solar Eclipse Event Lineup
General Admission Eclipse Party Tickets
ON SALE HERE

Including International Dark Sky Week events, courtesy of Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

Friday April 5
5 PM & 8 PM - Dark Sky Film Festival @ Lakeside Theater

Saturday April 6:
8 AM - Coffee & Constellations @ The Rangeley Tavern
Grab a coffee or fill up your plate and join us for a fireside chat.  Breakfast buffet open from 7am to 11a
m.


10 AM - Cosmic Yoga @ The Congo Barn

 

11 AM, 12 PM, & 1 PM - Equipment Test @ The Rangeley Library
Is your equipment up to snuff for the eclipse?
We will look at everything from colanders
and pinhole cameras to specialty lenses for your phone and telescope. If you have old
eclipse glasses, bring them in to ensure they are in good repair!


12 PM to 4 PM - Spring Bash, Rewind & Grind @ Saddleback
Step back with a retro bash at Saddleback!


3 PM to 5 PM - Night Sky Trivia @ The Rangeley Tavern
Three categories, a bonus round, and a $50 cash prize! Teams up to five. Sponsored by The Rangeley Inn and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

5:30 to 7 PM - Artist Reception: Rangeley’s Night Sky @ Lakeside Theater
The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will host an Artist Reception celebrating the works of
regional photographers Ben Pearson & Nick Leadley at the Lakeside Contemporary Art
Gallery, located in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater. Full Concessions, including a
beer/wine cash bar, will be available.

7:30 PM - Sound Bathing Under the Stars @ Rangeley Adventure Company

Grab your camp chair and a blanket and head over to the Rangeley Adventure Company. Enjoy melodic sounds under the night sky, with Emily Spellmire.

 

8 to 10 PM - Astrophotography Meet-up @ Rangeley Lakes Trails Center
Gather your gear and join regional astrophotographers Ben Pearson and Nick Leadley
for an informal meet-up to take photos. This is not a workshop, merely an opportunity
for photographers to gather in a night sky-friendly space. Participants must have their
setup. Donations 
encouraged.

8 PM to 10 PM - Lights Out, Rangeley!

Tonight, turn off all outdoor lighting and enjoy all the stars. Even try having a lights free night, this includes all light producing devices such as tv's and cell phones. Enjoy the dark!

Sunday April 7:

8 AM - Coffee & Constellations @ The Rangeley Tavern

Grab a coffee or fill up your plate and join us for a fireside chat.  Breakfast buffet open from 7am to 11am.

12 PM - Pond Skimming @ Saddleback

 

2 PM - Arts Alive! An RFA program Showcase @ Lakeside Theater
We invite you to join us for the RFA 2023 season highlights on the BIG SCREEN! There
will be two screenings of various shows, TBD. Let us entertain you with music and
dance! Tickets: $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door only.

 

5 PM - Arts Alive! An RFA program Showcase @ Lakeside Theater
We invite you to join us for the RFA 2023 season highlights on the BIG SCREEN! There
will be two screenings of various shows, TBD. Let us entertain you with music and
dance! Tickets: $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door only.

 

6 PM - La Corona @ Church of the Good Shepherd
Vigil of the Eclipse, an evening of poetry, prayer, and praise.

Monday April 8:

11 AM to 5 PM - Happy Eclipse Day at the Library @ The Rangeley Library
The Rangeley Public Library is opening for a special scientific event! Looking for
something to fill your morning? Stop in and try our hands-on activities. Looking for a
knowledgeable, chill place to view the event? We will be out in our back garden,
soaking it all in! Spend time on our shelves or at the computer center while you wait. A
note of warning- we will send everyone outside and close the doors at around 3:20 pm
to encourage every patron to be present for the event. We will reopen shortly after
Totality is completed.


10 AM to 4 PM - NASA Live Stream of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse on the BIG screen!
@ Lakeside Theater
We invite you to join us to view NASA’s live stream of the 2024 total solar eclipse at the
RFA Lakeside Theater. While you’re here, enjoy our Lobby Art Gallery, Concessions,
Restrooms, and Charging Stations. This is a family-friendly event. Tickets are $5 per
person and are available at the door only. Full Concessions, including beer/wine, will be
available.


11 to 4 PM - Viewing Party @ Bald Mountain Camps – Call to reserve (207) 864-3671

 

12 PM to 4 PM - Lights Out Party @ Saddleback

Saddleback Maine will be lights out to enjoy the eclipse.


1 to 5 PM - Eclipse Viewing Lakeside @ The Church of the Good Shepherd
Grab your camp chair and join us on the church lawn. Free.


2 to 4 PM - Eclipse Viewing @ Rangeley Adventure Company

Their parking lot will be open for guests to view the eclipse comfortably from the
convenience of their chairs. The shop will be available and offering a selection of items
to remember this once-in-a-lifetime event.


2 to 5 PM - Toast to Totality @ Rangeley Health & Wellness
Watch the total eclipse from the best view in town at Rangeley Health and Wellness
while enjoying appetizers, music, and good company.

4:30 PM to 8 PM - Eclipse Party @ The Rangeley Tavern

Following the eclipse, join us for an exclusive after party in the banquet room, featuring hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and hot jump blues and cool swing by the Zoot JumpersFree for guests of the Rangeley Inn.  Limited tickets available for general admission, starting March 10.

Exact timing and details of events are subject to change.  Additional items forthcoming!

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